Why am I so unpredictable as a parent? Why am I sometimes a fun, patient mother and sometimes a grouchy, snappy mother? Why can I sometimes lay my head on my pillow at night feeling like I did my kids right and sometimes, with tears in my eyes and resentment in my heart, I just… Continue reading Being a Human is Hard!
I am not a perfect mother, but, then again, no one is. I learned that the hard way when I was two (or maybe even three) kids deep. There is no right or wrong way to parent little humans. There is no “one size fits all”. I have made peace with the fact that parenting… Continue reading My Kid is JUST Like Me and I Hate it
Motherhood as a vocation: I’m a really slow learner. I’ll struggle with something on and off for a few months (or years) before I realize that God has been banging me over the head with the answer. Sometimes I’ll even learn a lesson and then forget it and then have to re-learn it…over and over.… Continue reading Miscellaneous Updates
I was scared to write this post, so I figured it meant I needed to. I don’t know if anyone has noticed, but I stopped sharing articles about breastfeeding and being a stay at home mom (SAHM). I still think breastfeeding is wonderful and I still get teary eyed when I think about the fact… Continue reading Why I Don’t Talk About Breastfeeding Anymore
I am almost finished reading a new parenting book, and I have alot of ideas and feelings about it. It’s called “Parenting with Grace: The Catholic Parents’ Guide to Raising Almost Perfect Kids“. The woman who suggested it said that if I “was really a good Catholic I probably wouldn’t need it”. Well, I don’t… Continue reading Perfect Kids?
Juliet is one entire month old today. I can’t believe it. The most overused parenting phrase in the history of time is: it all goes by so quickly. It’s popular for a reason. It’s true. This morning I was sipping my (2nd) cup of coffee and thinking about how life has changed for us. How… Continue reading Life as a Family of Five
I have no idea what caused it. None. It’s not something I felt like I needed to change. It’s not something that I was working on. It just came out of nowhere. What happened, you ask? I 100% do not care about other women’s parenting decisions. No, really, I don’t. Let me back up. Some… Continue reading I Don’t Give A Crap